RE: NANFA-- Cold fish

Roselawn Museum (
Wed, 23 May 2001 14:21:32 -0400

Thanks Rob. I would be getting it for free (exactly in my price range), so
if it is in good working order, I'll definitely follow your suggestions. Do
you find the power consumption to be significantly more than a home

At 01:08 PM 5/23/01 -0500, you wrote:
>I can't comment on the idea of putting the tank directly inside the unit as
>I have never done it before but I would like to throw out a couple of
>warnings about the display refrigerator units in general. My wife and I run
>a concession stand for the local soccer association (being a professional
>naturalist has many rewards but few are financial) and I have had
>considerable trouble with the display units. If it is a used cooler, it
>will be well worth the money to have it gone over closely by a refrigeration
>technician. They seem to be notoriously bad at burning out compressors and
>the like. Also, I would inspect the seal around the door very closely to
>make sure that you won't just be cooling your house with the unit. They
>work much better if they are stocked full of material that can help maintain
>the cold (12 oz cans/bottles of your favorite beverage work very well).
>Lastly, the condensation can really get bad which will definitely reduce
>visibility through the door at best and create a sopping wet mess on the
>floor at worse. Just my two cents before you invest a bunch of money in an
>experiment. Good luck!
>Rob Denkhaus
>Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
> "El muerto a la sepultura, el vivo a la travesura"
> "The dead to burial, the living to mischief"

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